News

International Network for Social Network Analysis Sunbelt 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015

Dr. Spiro will be presenting "Demographic Opportunity Structures in Activity‐based Online Social Networks" at the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) Sunbelt Conference in Brighton, UK.

Spiro received new grant from Army Research Office
Friday, June 12, 2015

Dr. Spiro received a new grant from the Army Research Office Young Investigator Program to study "Mass Convergence of Attention During Crisis Events."

Information and Communications Technology and Development (ICTD2015)
Friday, May 15, 2015

Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting "Promises and Pitfalls of Mobile Money in Afghanistan: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial" at ICTD 2015 in Singapore.

DataLab at NetMob 2015
Wednesday, April 08, 2015

DataLab faculty (Joshua Blumenstock), collaborators (Ott Toomet), and students (Raza Khan) will be presenting at NetMob 2015 in Cambridge, MA.

Invited talk at Princeton University
Friday, March 27, 2015

Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting "Measuring and Mapping Wealth and Well-Being with Passively Collected Mobile Phone Data" at Princeton University on Friday, March 27.

Blumenstock to address National Academy of Sciences
Friday, February 06, 2015

Dr. Blumenstock has been invited to address the 126th meeting of the Committee on National Statistics, a unit within the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences.  The theme of the address is "Big Data in National Statistics."

Paper accepted at ICTD
Friday, January 02, 2015

Dr. Blumenstock, along with DataLab affiliate Lucas Koepke, have had a paper accepted for oral presentation at ICTD2015. The paper is titled, "Promises and Pitfalls of Mobile Money in Afghanistan: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial"

Dr. Blumenstock to address International Telecommunications Union
Monday, December 08, 2014

Dr. Blumenstock will be traveling to Doha, Qatar, to present at the "Big Data for Development" session of the World Forum of the International Telecommunicaitons Union.

DataLab paper at ACMDEV
Saturday, December 06, 2014

Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting "Probabilistic Inference of Unknown Locations: Exploiting Collective Behavior when Individual Data is Scarce," a paper co-authored with DataLab students Ram Chokkalingham, Vijay Gaikwad, and Sashwat Kondepudi, at the ACM Conference on Computing for Development (ACM-DEV) in San Jose on December 6.

 

Dr. Blumenstock to address World Bank
Saturday, November 01, 2014

Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting recent research at the forum on "Big Data in Action for Development" at the World Bank on October 22.  He will also be presenting work at the University of Maryland iSchool on October 21 and the Northeastern Universities Development Conference on November 1.

The DataLab is hiring a sysadmin!
Friday, October 24, 2014

Are you a talented linux sysadmin interested in building and maintaining a high-performance compute cluster? Apply Here!  Current students interested in this position should contact joshblum@uw.edu for information.

DataLab at KDD 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014

Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting two papers at the "Data Science for Social Good" and "Learning about Emergencies from Social Information" workshops at KDD in August (20th ACM Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining).

Blumenstock at Population Association of America
Monday, April 28, 2014

Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting in Boston on May 3

Introducing the Data Science Seminar!
Monday, April 07, 2014

The iSchool DataLab, in cooperation with the eScience Institute and CSE Interactive Data Lab, is excited to announce the launch of the Data Science Seminar, a new university-wide effort that brings together thought-leading speakers and researchers across campus to discuss topics related to data analysis, visualization and applications to domain sciences.

DataLab helps launch Joint Seminar in Development Economics
Saturday, April 05, 2014

The UW Information School, Department of Economics and Evans School of Public Affairs are launching a new research seminar, the Joint Seminar in Development Economics (JSDE).  This seminar series will provide a regular forum for interaction among the growing community of quantitative social scientists at UW working on issues related to international development.

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